During the boom period of the late 80s, the stunning XJ220 prototype had buyers flocking to Jaguar in droves with their £50,000 deposits in hand.
With the promise of four wheel drive and a 500bhp Jaguar V12 this sounded like a dream come true for enthusiasts and speculators alike. Unfortunately, when production finally began in the early 90s, the boom had gone and Group B (for which the XJ220 was originally conceived) had disappeared. Not only this but Jaguar had made the bizarre decision to ditch the 4wd and replace the V12 engine for a Turbo V6. This led to disgruntled customers, court cases and ultimately unsold 220s.
Its a tragedy that this is what the 220 will be remembered for when in reality it is a truly excellent car with mind blowing performance and great road presence.